Students’ “Dark Side” Personalities in a Classroom Setting
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This chapter includes an exploration of the dark side, and what it means to educators in the context of students in a learning environment. An in-depth description of the dark side is provided to assist educators in understanding the dark personality traits that students might present in a classroom setting. The chapter covers offensive and yet nonpathological personalities that students may present, including Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy, referred to as the Dark Triad. All three personalities share features of varying degrees of selfpromotion, emotional coldness, duplicity, and aggressiveness. Everyday sadism is another dark personality described in this chapter. Consulting the literature on dark personalities, this chapter provides an educator with information and knowledge regarding student dark side behaviors in a learning environment.